Wednesday 26th of February 2020

god is crying all over the place...

yalta   “It has taken more than fifty years since my liberation from the hell of Auschwitz, when it came to me in a shock realisation that indeed God cried at Auschwitz.” (Australia — 1997)

This is the story of a young woman's survival, Betty Lissing. A Dutch Jew, she was interned, barely eighteen, at Auschwitz while her husband had been taken to another camp. She managed to find forgiveness in her heart...

She was mostly employed in the munition factory nearby, for long and exhausting hours. 

In her book, God Cried at Auschwitz, she recounted her plight. 

What is not as well-known in the history of this horrible place, is the particular episode of the Death March where the women were taken away to another camp… 

"It was the 17th of January 1945, when we were suddenly told one night to line up, as we were being moved to another camp. I had been in Auschwitz for eighteen months.

What we did not know was that the Russians were only a few kilometres from the camp, and the Germans army was in retreat.

The Nazis, not wanting to leave any evidence of their atrocities, decided to take the starved and sick prisoners with them in Germany.

And so began another terrible and tragic journey.

We marched through the snow, heavily guarded by the SS guards and German soldier with guns and pistols. Anyone who could not keep up was shot dead. There were many. We were continually stumbling over dead bodies.

We marched through the snow for 110 kilometres, without food or water.

The second night of the march will never be erased from my mind. As the column of young women ploughed the way through the snow, the cold winds blew and we could hardly breathe.

Suddenly there was a bomb attack from Russian planes. We automatically dropped to the ground and lay face down in the snow. There was nowhere to hide. It was an open field. The guards were screaming in panic. We all had to lie in the snow until the air-raid was over. The absolute terror of that episode is indelibly engraved in my innermost being.

When we were again forced to march on, many frozen bodies were left behind.

Here, the Russians would have tried to free the women rather than kill them. But in the snow of fast war air-combat, it is always difficult to know the targets, as the SS would have shot back at the planes… And no-one knows how some of the women died, possibly hypothermia, nor how many SS were shot...

The Holocaust deniers should take a cold shower. My next door neighbour in Europe after the war had lost his wife and six children to the gas chambers. By sheer luck, Cesaris had managed to survived and had started a small drapery business. He had remarried to a woman, who, like Betty, had survived the horrors of the camps. Betty was "lucky". She managed to find Herman, her husband after the liberation.

These are the stories, too many of which make up the horrors of the Holocaust. And history is being rewritten to suit a thankless populist patriotism.

The Polish government is presently accusing the Russians of having been too slow in liberating Auschwitz. As well the Polish government has accused the Russians of being accomplices in the invasion of Poland by the Nazis, due to the pact of Non-aggression between Russia and Germany signed in Moscow on August 23, 1939. The same could be said of the UK. The piece of paper waved by Neville Chamberlain on his return from meeting Hitler in 1938 must count as one of the most infamous documents in history.

When foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov signed the pact of “neutrality", Russia was far weaker than Germany. Any attack from Berlin would result in the destruction of Russia. Russia eventually lost nearly four times the amount of people in this horrible war, WW2, than the Jews lost in the Holocaust. 

What the government of Poland is also trying to hide, like in France then, is they had collaborators and facilitators of the German invasion. 
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A woman who was born in the camp a few months before liberation, 75-year-old Jadwiga Wakulska, said "my mother was holding me in her arms as a four-month-old child, as she was standing in line to the gas chamber…

"We were coming closer and closer to the gas block and one of the Germans saw me. He looked at me and since I was a blonde baby with blue eyes he took me aside and told me I will survive. Thanks to that we survived. My mum says that thanks to the fact that I had a Nordic appearance, I saved her and myself.”

In this report from the BBC, There is not a single mention of "who" liberated Auschwitz… A fight against anti-Semitism seems to have now become a platform to ignore Russia and even promote the anti-Russia narrative that has taken over the West.

231 Red Army soldiers died in the fighting around Monowitz concentration camp, Birkenau and Auschwitz, as well as the towns of Oświęcim and Brzezinka. For most of the survivors, there was no definite moment of liberation. After the death march away from the camp, the SS guards had left. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet soldiers liberated the remaining 7,000 prisoners from the camps…


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Poland and Eastern Europe

Stalin took a hard line on the question of Poland, pointing out that within three decades, Germany had twice used the nation as a corridor through which to invade Russia. He declared that the Soviet Union would not return the territory in Poland that it had annexed in 1939, and would not meet the demands of the Polish government-in-exile based in London. 

Stalin did agree to allow representatives from other Polish political parties into the communist-dominated provisional government installed in Poland, and to sanction free elections there — one of Churchill’s key objectives. 

In addition, the Soviets promised to allow free elections in all territories in Eastern Europe liberated from Nazi occupation, including Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. In return, the United States and Britain agreed that future governments in Eastern European nations bordering Soviet Union should be “friendly” to the Soviet regime, satisfying Stalin’s desire for a zone of influence to provide a buffer against future conflicts in Europe.


Here we also need to remind ourselves of the Nazi history in Ukraine… Including the recent Nazi history, sponsored by the USA — now leading to the Impeachment of a US President. How ridiculous… How infantile… And the USA is still trying to belittle the Russians… preventing them to supply gas to Europe through sanctions that are no more than commercial vandalism to profit the USA.

Have we grown up since Auschwitz? Afraid not…  Even the Jews in Israel have been stealing the lands of the Palestinians (and lands of the Syrians)… Have the Jews grown up since Auschwitz? Afraid not… The boot is on the other foot.

Sad. God is crying all over the place...

GL

let's cry till next time...

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Among those at the ceremony were the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis.

The UK commemoration in Westminster honoured survivors of the Holocaust - also known as the Shoah, in which millions of Jewish people were killed - Nazi persecution, and the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, according to organisers.

Around one million people - many of them Jewish - were killed at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied southern Poland before it was liberated by the Russian army on 27 January 1945.

 

Read more:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51270297]

 

At least this article "managed" to mention the Russian army towards the end... 

 

Традиционное фото: Путин сфотографировался с израильским спецназом, охранявшим его кортеж во время визита в Иерусалим

Although his visit lasted just one day, Vladimir Putin not only took part in the World Holocaust Forum, where he delivered a speech, but also had meetings with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. He also travelled to the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank, where he talked to President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas about the latest developments in the Middle East, as well as economic and political cooperation.

See https://sputniknews.com/viral/202001261078144341-photo-putin-israeli-elite-commandos/

 


apologies about BS in der spiegel...

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January 27 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Red Army of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where about 1.5 million people, predominantly Jews, were killed by Nazi forces between 1940 and 1945. 

Der Spiegel has extended apologies over its recent allegations that it were US troops that liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from Nazi troops.

“We made this extremely embarrassing mistake on Thursday evening […] for which we can only apologise. We corrected it on Friday morning [by saying that Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army]. We assume that the Thursday screenshot is circulating as a just punishment”, Der Spiegel stressed in a tweet late last week.

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/202001281078161620-der-spiegel-apologises...

 

 

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#weremember nothing...

Earlier, German news magazine Der Spiegel apologised for making the “extremely embarrassing mistake” of claiming that US troops liberated the notorious death camp in Poland from the Nazis in 1945.

The US Embassy in Denmark sparked a furor online after “inadvertently” stating that US troops freed the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in southern Poland. In a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the camp’s liberation on Monday, the Embassy wrote that “75 years ago, American soldiers liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp,” wrapping up the tweet with the hashtag “#WeRemember.”

 

Read more:

https://sputniknews.com/world/202001291078170577-fury-online-as-us-embas...

 

 

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